Winner of the 2018 Nationwide Council on Crime & Delinquency’s Media for a Simply Society Awards
Winner of the 2017 Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Ebook Prize for Social Justice
Useful . . . [like Michelle] Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.”
Los Angeles Evaluation of Books
Susan Burton is a countrywide treasure . . . her Lifestyles tale is testimony to the human capability for resilience and restoration . . . [Becoming Ms. Burton is] a shocking memoir.”
Nicholas Kristof, in The New York Times
Winner of the distinguished NAACP Symbol Award, a uniquely American tale of trauma, incarceration, and “the breathtaking resilience of the human spirit” (Michelle Alexander)
Widely hailed as a shocking memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton is the outstanding Lifestyles tale of the popular activist Susan Burton.
In this “stirring and shifting excursion-de-pressure” (John Legend), Susan Burton movingly recounts her personal adventure throughout the prison justice gadget and her transformation into a lifetime of advocacy. After a early life of massive ache, poverty, and abuse in Los Angeles, the tragic lack of her son led her into habit, which in flip ended in arrests and incarceration. Right through the Conflict on Medication, Burton was once arrested and could cycle out and in of jail for greater than fifteen years. While, accidentally, she in spite of everything gained remedy, her political awakening started and he or she was an impressive suggest for “a extra humane justice gadget guided via compassion and dignity” (Booklist, starred Evaluation). Her award-profitable group, A New Method of Lifestyles, has remodeled the lives of a couple of thousand until now incarcerated ladies and is a world type for a much less punitive and simpler technique to rehabilitation and reentry.
Winner of an NAACP Symbol Award and named a “Absolute best Ebook of 2017” via the Chicago Public Library, here’s an unforgettable Ebook approximately “the breathtaking resilience of the human spirit” (Michelle Alexander).